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Kuni Miyake
For Kuni Miyake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 14, 2018
A return to hard-liners' heaven?
Trump's appointment of such senior neocons as John Bolton and Mike Pompeo as well as his withdrawal from the JCPOA ensures the return of Iran's hard-liners.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 7, 2018
Can you really walk out, Mr. Trump?
The most vital issue for Tokyo is whether and how North Korea gives up its decades-old strategic nuclear missile development program.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 1, 2018
Yet another Korean kabuki play?
It is at least the seventh time for Tokyo to see such inter-Korean 'agreements' and, most ominously, they have never been implemented.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 23, 2018
Two contradictory proverbs
Few people in Japan are optimistic about the outcome of the Korean talks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 16, 2018
From Damascus to Pyongyang
The implications of the limited U.S.-led air raid against Syria are not about Russia. They concern Damascus, Tehran and Pyongyang.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2016
China should heed Pearl Harbor's lessons
Just as Japan did in the 1930s, China is defying international opinion and challenging the maritime status quo in the western Pacific.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on